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South San Fernando Valley
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16226 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91436-2271 (Libbit Avenue)
+1 818-788-7121
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Port Hueneme, California
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Benihana but it was so crowded and busy on Mother's Day. Parking was kind of a problem as several patrons got into arguments in the parking area due to the high volume of cars. But, the food was very good and my grandkids love the cooks at the grill. One manager, I think his name was Patrick, was very... More 

Thank Barbara P
Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit a Benihana at least once. The food is good but the main thing is watching the show the person is putting on as he is preparing it for you.

Thank Banerman
Westchester County, NY
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We went with our family. Hadn't been to a Benihana's in years. It was a a lot of fun. Our grandson loved it. Service was great once they straightened out a reservation mix up.

Thank AdventureBiker21
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, amazing people and great service, it's nice to get to meet others and chat around the table, we had fun

Thank fatima m
West Hollywood, California
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's always fun to go sit with strangers at the table! My aunt and I had dinner there the other night and it was her first time. It was very entertaining and the food was excellent. Their corkage fee is $15 which is pretty pricey considering their wine list is not all that great. Order fun cocktails instead!

Thank Cyndi L W
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We flew into LA for our anniversary so we decided after we landed to try to make reservations. They would not take a reservation but that we could walk in and wait which took about 25 minutes so not bad at all. We enjoyed our chef and the food was what we expected like all the other Benihana's we have... More 

Thank Karensue1019
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

we celebrate my sister birthday last Friday, was amazing time. the food excellent, Juan was the chef in charge for our table, he was great. first time in this place. for sure no the last one!!!!!!

Thank CAngelita2
Covington, Kentucky
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233 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We had so much getting to know everyone while Juan cooked. Not much changes from Benihana to Benihana and sometimes knowing exactly what to expect is a good thing. Quality of food was good, preparation was good, service was good and atmosphere good. I prefer fried rice with no chicken and this rice included chicken (little more filling), filet and... More 

Thank Paula L
Ozone Park, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went with some friends, food was great, service was good, the place was really crowded but the service was fair good, looking forward to come back when I visit LA again

Thank debstraveler
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. There was no host when we entered. Wasted five minutes waiting for one to show up. Once seated, it took forever to get our food. The food was barely warm. The server brought out the soup twice, and had to be told we already had our soup. I never was asked... More 

Thank gg345
BrandCommunication, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

We apologize for this disappointing experience. If you have not done so already, please complete our contact form: http://www.benihana.com/contact/. Be sure to select Guest Relations as your category. Our team would love to follow up with you. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16226 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91436-2271
    (Libbit Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-788-7121

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?